Tuesday, January 20, 2015

Revealed, Muna Obiekwe Was A Heavy Smoker And Drinker

Muna Obiekwe's godmother Vera
Kanu has divulged some of the
secrets of the late actor which might
have contributed to his death.
In an exclusive chat with icampus,
Vera Kanu revealed that Muna was a
chain smoker and an alcoholic.
According to her,Muna's addiction to
smoking and alcohol contributed
immensely to his kidney failure.
Speaking further,she said the late
actor lost his parents a while ago in a
ghastly car accident and since then
has used he alcohol and smoking to
console himself.As a result,he felt
sick and visited a doctor who made a
diagnosis of kidney disease.The
doctor suggested he should do at
least 20 kidney dialyses to re-
energize his kidney and was asked
to quit smoking and
drinking.However,he was unable to
quit drinking and smoking.She also
said the actor is married with two
kids(twins) who live abroad with the
"I was with him to the last hour. He
was to do up to 20 dialyses; the
doctor said if the dialysis improved
his condition, the worse would
certainly be over. He will be okay
only if he stays away from alcohol
but you know our artiste."
"The dialysis was expensive for
Muna.He was doing two in a week
sometimes. And he would need
blood injection on each
occasion.Each appointment was
costing him between N250,000 to
N300, 000; money he did not really
have to spend. His health was eating
deep into his purse yet Muna
refused to go cap in hand begging
for alms. He was a private guy who
didn't want the press or his
colleagues to feast on his pain."
"He was managing it on his own. As
a matter of fact, he has been
managing it for a while until Ejiro
Okurame and I came on board to
help. We were combining resources
to help him but there
was very little we could do to save
him. We had to enlist the help of
Patience Ozokwor and Kanayo
O.Kanayo (KOK) at a point. They
rendered the help
they could until he died.
She also said the late actor lived a
private life.
"The guy was private. He kept to
himself a lot and most importantly,
kept his private life private; for
instance, many people did not even
know he was married with two
children. Such was his life. He didn't
want press or his colleagues to start
prying. He was particularly afraid of
the press,hence his shutting his
colleagues out of his pain.He knew if
some Nollywood people got to know
about it, the press would also get to
know. He refused to beg to save
Nollywood's image, he in-
turn, lost himself."
Speaking further,she said everybody
in the industry was aware of his
drinking habit.
"Everybody in the industry knows
Muna drinks a lot; even when he's
shooting in the North, he has a way
of finding alcohol. He fell into it,
after he lost his parents in a ghastly
motor accident. 'As a matter of fact,
he was supposed to be in that car
with them but by stroke of luck, he
wasn't and was spared. Afterwards,
Muna took solace in
liquor but that never affected his
job. He was just like Sam Loco; he
could drink the whole sea but
when he hears the director shout
'action,' he gets into character.
Muna was a method character
despite his flaws''.
She blasted Ibinabo
Fiberesima,saying Ibinabo has been
partial in her administration.
" Don't mind that foolish ibinabo, she
never treat everyone equally, she
sees some of us as her enemy and
never bother about our well being."
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